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ITALIAN ORANGE CAKE MADE WITH A WHOLE ORANGE: Fresh oranges from the market are used to make this bright and zesty Italian orange cake. We put whole oranges in the mix and topped them with sweet candied oranges. This is the best way to honor this lovely orange fruit!





The orange cake I dream about!
This orange cake from Italy has been played over and over since the beginning of the year. I did this partly because I wanted to get this recipe just right and partly because I couldn’t stop eating this cake for every meal!



What do you need to make this lemon cake at home?

  1. Whole oranges: I start with whole oranges and use my favourite zester to take off the orange peel. After that, take a paring knife and cut the oranges in half to remove the seeds. In the background, your cake will taste bitter if you use the white pith. Some of that orange flavour doesn’t bother me, and I usually leave a little of the pith on.
  2. Eggs: The sugar will be used to fluff up the eggs in this recipe. The eggs make baked items more stable.
    Plain powdered sugar or cane sugar work best for this recipe.
    Bread flour: This recipe can be made with either white or unbleached bread flour. Since I only have raw flour on hand, that’s what I used.
  3. Spices: To make the other flavours in this orange cake stand out even more, we’ll add a pinch of salt, ground nutmeg, and vanilla extract.
  4. a tablespoon of baking powder: to this cake will make it rise. If it seems like a lot, remember that the cake batter has fresh oranges that have been pressed. It will take a little more leavening to make the cake batter less thick than when it doesn’t have fresh fruit in it.
  5. Olive oil: This cake recipe tastes great with olive oil added to it.
  6. Yoghurt: For this recipe, I used plain whole milk yoghurt.



How do you turn oranges into candied.

  • As a child, did you ever eat those sugared orange fruit slices? Making candied oranges at home makes me think of those, but these have a stronger orange flavour.
  • To make simple syrup, you’ll need the same amount of sugar and water. When the sugar and water start to boil, we’ll add thinly sliced oranges and let it cook for a while until the oranges soak up the liquid and the bitter pith of the oranges gets less bitter.
  • Remove the orange slices from the water after they have soaked and fill your pan with them. Don’t throw away the syrup! You can use it right away to make mocktails or drinks, or you can save it to use on candied orange slices before serving to glaze cakes.


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To make a Sicilian whole orange cake

  1.  start making the cake batter while the oven is heating up. First, you should zest the rest of the oranges. After that, we’ll use a paring knife to cut the oranges open and remove the white skin.
  2. Getting rid of all the pith is important if you don’t want the cake to taste very bitter. Take out everything but a little bit if you don’t mind a hint of sharpness.
  3. Take out the orange seeds and cut them up. After that, put the orange peel and pieces into a food processor. Pulse the processor until the orange makes applesauce-like sauce. This fresh orange juice mix will go in the cake.
  4. Start your stand mixer and add the eggs and sugar. Mix them together with a whisk for 5 minutes, or until the batter is airy, light, and fluffy. You want to add a lot of air to it. Then, slowly add the olive oil while the mixer is still going.
  5. After adding the dry ingredients, add the yoghurt. Finally, we’ll add vanilla and the ready-made orange blend that has been pulsed to make it taste good.
  6. Once the batter is well mixed, pour it into the springform pan that you have already prepared. Bake the cake until it is completely set. Use a toothpick to check the cake.
  7. The stick should come out clean. You only need crumbs on the stick; you don’t need batter that is running. Before you try to take the cake out of the pan, let it cool down. Let it rest in the pan; you don’t want it to fall apart.



Candied Oranges:

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 medium (~10 ounces) oranges, sliced into ⅛- ¼ inch slices

Orange Cake:

  • 2 medium oranges
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons plain yogurt, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract





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